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FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod

FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: Футбольный Клуб "Волга" Нижний Новгород) was a Russian football club from Nizhny Novgorod, founded in 1998. In 2008, FC Volga won the Ural-Povolzhye (Volga Region in Russian) zone of the Russian Second Division and advanced to the Russian First Division. In 2010 they promoted to the Russian Premier League. After the 2013-14 season, they were relegated to the second level once more. On 15 June 2016, the club was dissolved due to inability to service the accumulated debts.[1]

FC Volga
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Full nameНекоммерческое партнерство Футбольный Клуб Волга Нижний Новгород
(Non-Commercial Partnership Football Club Volga Nizhny Novgorod)
Nickname(s)Volgari (The Volga Natives)
Founded1963
Dissolved2016
GroundLokomotiv Stadium
Capacity17,856
OwnerIgor Zheleznyakov/Vladimir Zinovyev/Aleksandr Kuznetsov
ChairmanOleg Alyoshin
LeagueFNL
2015–1610th

HistoryEdit

The team was founded in 1963 after a merger of two teams from Gorky - Torpedo and Raketa. The team played in the Soviet Top League, where its best result was 14th place in 1964. The team was disbanded in 1984. In 1998, a new club called FC Elektronika Nizhny Novgorod was founded. It played in Russian Second Division. In 2004 it was renamed to Volga.

FC Torpedo-Viktoriya Nizhny Novgorod was another squad to claim the legacy of FC Volga Gorky.

League HistoryEdit

  RussiaEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Top Scorer (League)
1999 KFK(4th), "Povolzhye" 7 - - - - - - - - - -
2000 3 - - - - - - - - - -
2001 3rd, "Ural-Povolzhye" 9 34 13 10 11 54 43 49 - -   Kuznetsov - 12
2002 6 30 12 8 10 40 38 44 R256 -   Podolyanchik - 9
2003 14 38 11 5 22 41 62 38 R256 -   Podolyanchik - 14
2004 12 36 12 9 15 41 46 45 R512 -   Georgiev - 9
2005 6 36 15 12 9 44 30 57 R256 -   Udodov - 7
2006 7 24 10 8 6 31 23 38 R512 -   Loginov - 5
2007 4 26 15 5 6 52 30 50 R256 -   Kaynov - 11
2008 1 34 23 9 2 73 23 78 R512 -   Prokofyev - 17
2009 2nd 4 38 17 14 7 54 32 65 R16 -   Khazov - 10
2010 2 38 19 14 5 62 25 71 R64 -   Martsvaladze - 21
2011–12 1st 14 44 12 5 27 37 60 41 SF -   Bibilov - 7
2012–13 12 30 7 8 15 28 46 29 R32 -   Sapogov - 9
2013–14 15 30 6 3 21 22 65 21 R32 -   Sarkisov,   Bibilov - 3
2014–15 2nd 13 34 12 4 18 44 57 40 R64 -   Sarkisov - 12
2015-16 10 38 14 9 15 39 37 51 R32 -

Farm clubEdit

A farm club called FC Volga-Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod is playing professionally in the third-tier Russian Professional Football League beginning with the 2015-16 season.

Notable playersEdit

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ФК «Волга» будет расформирован (in Russian). FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod. 15 June 2016. Archived from the original on 20 June 2016.

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